“Every parent wants the best for their children whether they are developing normally or they have a condition that makes them different from the norm.
My son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 4 and as a result was awarded a statement. Some people do not like labels but I prefer to think of it as a signpost showing the way to the child’s full potential.
His journey at Beechwood progressed steadily. The ethos of performing in front of his peers has increased his confidence. From not wanting to be a potato in his first Harvest Festival he recently gained an A* for his speaking and listening exam at GCSE level. This is a remarkable achievement for anyone but more so for a young man with a social communication disorder.
He participated in every aspect of school life Beechwood had to offer, whether it be drama, sport, social or academic. He left Beechwood as Deputy Head Boy having attained level 5 in English and Science and a level 4 in Maths. He has continued to build on those achievements at Forest School and achieved high grades in his GCSE exams and is currently studying for his A levels.
None of this would have been possible if we had not worked in partnership with the school to ensure that he reached his full potential.”